Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

There was no Joking: Satire in Marie de France's Lais

Class

Article

College

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Christine Cooper-Rompato

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

My paper focuses on the Lais of Marie de France, which were written in the 12th century. Lais are short, narrative poems that typically follow the romance form of integration, disintegration, and reintegration. Marie de France, an educated noblewoman, uses satire to reverse this traditional romance form and comment on gender stereotypes and power. My research examines how Marie de France employs satire in her work, and how some translations of her work have attempted to subvert the satire and return her stories to a more traditional form. Dr. Cooper-Rompato (English Department) would like to recommend this paper as part of a panel on medieval literature.

Location

Room 101

Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

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There was no Joking: Satire in Marie de France's Lais

Room 101

My paper focuses on the Lais of Marie de France, which were written in the 12th century. Lais are short, narrative poems that typically follow the romance form of integration, disintegration, and reintegration. Marie de France, an educated noblewoman, uses satire to reverse this traditional romance form and comment on gender stereotypes and power. My research examines how Marie de France employs satire in her work, and how some translations of her work have attempted to subvert the satire and return her stories to a more traditional form. Dr. Cooper-Rompato (English Department) would like to recommend this paper as part of a panel on medieval literature.